Improving Lives One Stride at a Time

SDTR wants to remain truly accessible to the disabled in our community:

We are committed to not turning away anyone due to inability to pay. In order to offer our services to those in need, we offer sliding scale scholarships to our participants who are experiencing financial difficulty. Currently 30% of our participants are receiving some form of scholarships.

We need your help to ensure our ability to provide high-quality, individualized equine-assisted sessions for individuals with physical and emotion challenges in our community.

Please consider a tax-deductible gift today. Every gift will make an impact in the life of those we serve.


Your generous support is needed so that children and adults living with intellectual or physical disabilities can experience improved emotional and physical wellbeing through equine-assisted activities. Using horses as healers is a powerful form of therapy that increases self-confidence and self-esteem, decreases isolation, and fosters a real sense of belonging. Your donation will be used to reduce the number riders currently on our wait list, take good care of our horses, and expand our program and services that we are able to offer to the community.

Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding (SDTR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN 52-2047294) which makes your donation to us tax deductible. Please contact Jo Allegro-Smith, Executive Director at (302) 643-2966 if you are interested in learning more about volunteering, making a financial contribution or donating horse supplies.

Thank you for your generosity and support!

To make a gift, you may:
Download the SDTR Contribution Form and return the completed form to us with your check payment or click the donate button below to donate on-line now with your credit card.

Contributions through the United Way

Designate Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding, Inc as the recipient of your contributions through the United Way Program at your workplace. When you complete the United Way form with your employer, just list SDTR's United Way code number # 9415

Give a Memorial / Honorary Gift

Make a gift in honor of someone or in memory of a loved one. Simply make a note on the Contribution Form or on the on-line order form under Special Instructions. We will then mail an acknowledgment to the person of your choice informing them of the memorial/honorary gift.